The University of Stavanger is a university located in Stavanger, Norway. UiS was established in 2005 when the former Høgskolen i Stavanger (HiS) received university status. It had about 11,000 students and 1,370 administration, faculty and service staff in 2017. It is organised in three faculties, including two national centres of expertise and the Museum of Archaeology. The university has a main campus located in the neighborhood of Ullandhaug.
The university offers doctorates in: Literacy; Risk Management and Societal Safety; Educational Sciences; Health and Medicine; Management, Economics and Tourism; Sociology, Social Work and Culture & Society; Chemistry and Biological Science; Offshore Technology; Petroleum Technology; Risk Management and Societal Safety- Technical/Scientific Approach; and Information Technology, Mathematics, and Physics.
The University of Stavanger became a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) in October 2012.